If you work in a corporate environment, you’ll most likely have to work with an Excel spreadsheet from time to time. It may even be a requirement for some jobs. But so many of us don’t know how to use the software beyond the basics. Luckily, there’s a new Infographic from Microsoft Training.net that offers seven essential Excel tricks every office worker needs to know: Source: [microsofttraining]
Communicating with clients and colleagues through email does not mean you shouldn’t be careful with your word choice. There are certain terms or words that are best said in person as you can easily identify the meaning behind it by the speaker’s facial expression and tone. Unfortunately, most people don’t understand that. This list was prepared by Outsource Philippines, a company that claims to possess “Intellectual Capital for Total Outsourcing Solutions.” But does this alleged intellectual capital translate to emotional … Read More
The Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius ruled from 161 to 180 A.D. and has maintained the reputation for being the ideal wise leader whom Plato called a “philosopher king.” His book “Meditations” has inspired leaders for centuries because of its timeless wisdom about human behavior. It’s a collection of personal writings from the chaotic last decade of his life. This turmoil inspired him to develop his interpretation of Stoic philosophy, which focused on accepting things out of one’s control and maintaining … Read More
We’ve become a nation of phone zombies with average attention spans of 8.25 seconds — less than a goldfish. The result? Already bad listening skills have gotten worse, and managers are no exception. According to ResourcefulManager.com, a website that offers advice and resources for managers, the average Fortune 500 manager scores a 2 out of 5 on listening abilities. There’s a cost: errors, miscommunication, wasted time, and employee turnover. ResourcefulManager created the following infographic to highlight the growing problem.
As much as you know it’s a horrible idea to believe everything you hear, sometimes you really can’t help it. I mean, what are you supposed to do when you hear from 20 different people on 20 different occasions that shaving thickens hair, that caffeine makes you dehydrated, and that alcohol kills brain cells? And, more importantly, what are you supposed to do once you find out that everything mentioned above—and other all-too-familiar sayings—are nothing but lies? (Yes, we’re also … Read More